Medical Dictionary


noun al·li·um \ˈal-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of ALLIUM

capitalized :  a genus of bulbous herbs (as an onion, garlic, or leek) of the lily family distinguished by a characteristic odor, sheathing, mostly basal leaves, and clusters of usually white, blue, purple, pink, or red flowers
a :  a plant of the genus Allium b :  the bulb of garlic formerly used in medicine especially as an expectorant and rubefacient


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